Instead of badgering your attention on another pregnancy-related post I thought I’d go down memory lane today and re-post an entry which made me laugh at how much has changed since 5 years ago on my old blog. It’s a meme which my cousin who used to blog once-upon-a-time during her school days in Perth (so that we could keep in touch since Facebook wasn’t even invented then) nagged & tagged me on.
(Current answers as of Nov 2011 are marked in hot pink)
2nd Feb // no change to this obviously
2 Place of birth?
3 Blood type?
it yoyos from 50 – 55kg, depending on festive season. Yes, its THAT frightening // Obviously for pregnancy reasons, I’m now at 59kg which the doc says is healthy weight gain btw, and I’m not too concerned about weight now that that we are finally having a baby!
6 Shoe size?
7 // 8
7 Work? Study?
Both!!! That’s the spirit // I’m doing something entirely different now and I’m kinda liking it.
8 Childhood nickname?
9 Average hours you sleep in a day?
used to be 7 – 8hrs, now its been reduced to 5 – 6hrs // back to 7-8hrs
10 Time you go bed?
about 12 during weekdays and 4 during weekends (depending on how fast everyone eats) // 1am because my husband is a tv addict and I do my best to accompany him as part of quality couple time
11 Any siblings?
None. Do cousins count?
12 Eyesight – short-sighted, long-sighted or perfect?
13 What languages do you speak?
English, Mandarin and a bit of Jap // English, Mandarin & bits of cantonese thanks to the family I married into.
14 What languages would you like to speak?
Japanese, French, Spanish and German // and Cantonese
15 Nickname on Messenger?
16 What do you collect?
experiences. so far I’ve got a list of bad ones // friends, maps to places I’ve travelled, nice-looking paperbags for reasons I don’t know why, home & decor magazines (which my BR recently made me dispose of), watches, cameras, accessories, beauty samples (cosmetics inclusive).
17 Model of handphone you are using?
a sucky moto v3i // iPhone 4
18 What is on your shopping list?
tonnes. ibook/O2 mini/another coach bag for school/air tickets to somewhere/estee lauder collection/shoes!/jeans/tees/hair treatment…is that too many? // wow. It consists mostly baby items for the little one though I really won’t mind another pair of comfy flats, another gorgeous bag and another compact semi-pro camera to capture baby moments instead of lugging around my (still very much loved) dslr.
19 Favourite t-shirt brand?
hollister / a&f – i love their cotton // I got to go with uniqlo, stylemint, GAP. Affordable & easy to match.
20 Favourite cut of jeans?
skinny or straight // skinny 🙂
21 Favourite fashion designer?
mmm…s&b, tribeca, woods&woods, gstar // still s&b (although I can’t really get my hands on them locally), Marc by Marc Jacobs for its quirkiness, Phobe Philo for Celine, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, Stefano Pilati (YSL)
22 Favourite clothing label?
don’t have one – yet // still don’t have one. I still buy whatever suits my style, budget and comfort.
23 Favourite shoe label?
anything comfy // ferragamo, naturalizer, easy spirit
24 Favourite bag label
celine, chloe, coach, tods // Celine, Chanel, Pronenza Schouler, Mulberry, Bottega Veneta,Reed Krakoff, YSL & Hermes when budget permits in the future. That said, baby expenses will still come first 🙂
25 Most dominant colour in your wardrobe?
Black // Still mostly black, although I try to pair brighter colours with denims now
26 Most worn-pair of shoes?
Aldo pump heels from seattle fos // kate spade flats (aka. pregnancy shoes) from the husband and naturalizer sandals
27 Favourite Shampoo?
Redken all soft // Dr Organics and Avalon does a really good job for me these days
28 Favourite Conditioner ?
Redken // Dr Organics and Avalon does a really good job for me these days
29 Favourite bath product?
anything that smells nice // Bliss body scrub along with Olive Oil shower gel and J&J milk bath
30 Favourite facial product?
Origin’s checks & balance // Origin’s never a dull moment
31 Favourite cosmetics?
tonnes. I’m a makeup junkie // still enjoy using a variety of brands – benefit, urban decay, estee lauder, burt’s
32 Favourite art movement?
?? // does photography count?
33 Favourite artist?
in terms of? // I bought an art from a local Balinese artist last year whose work I really liked
34 Favourite gallery?
esplanade? // don’t have one
35 Favourite cold drink?
sunrise from coffee bean // still enjoy sunrise though I would like to add, OUAM’s milkshakes!
36 Favourite hot drink?
seattle’s best coffee – hot mocha with melted belgium chocolate // almost forgot about that one. skinny lattes from Starbucks or delicious hot chocolate will suffice
37 Favourite flavour of ice-cream?
B&Js cookiedoughnut or Hagen Daaz’s Macademia // still the 2 flavours a listed from 5 years ago + Udder’s Rum Rum Raisin, Tira-miss-u, Mao Shan Wang Durian, Snikers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla
38 Favourite cuisine?
Japanese / Thai / Indian // still the same!
39 Favourite sandwhich?
anything from the sandwhich shop // Cedele & Baker’s Inn. Preferably with crisp chips on the side.
40 Favourite cake?
anything chocolatey. The patissier has got quite a gd range / Anything that is chocolately with a biscuit crust at the bottom without being too rich, or anything mango and light tasting vanilla. Rive Gauche does quite a decent job.
41 Favourite chocolate?
Royce dark chocolates // Shiroi Koibito Chocolates
42 Favourite Fast Food?
Arby’s & Maccas // Macs and KFC!
43 Favourite Sushi?
Too many to choose from // Sushi Tei & Ichiban Boshi
44 Favourite breakfast?
bee hoon with chilli & chicken wing // still remains unchanged
45 Spaghetti – tomato, cream or pesto sauce
tomato // arrabbiatta and/or olive oil (aglio olio)
46 Beef – rare, medium-rare, medium, well-done?
medium-well // for pregnancy reasons, well-done. But if not, still medium well 🙂
47 Restaurant you frequent most?
Sushi Tei // The Basil Inn & Crystal Jade Kitchen (for its yummy, springy noodles)
48 Best dining experience?
Shang’s The Line // Nothing beats the Shabu Shabu & Soba fare we had in Tokyo a year ago…
49 Worst dining experience?
Don’t get me started… // The Canteen. Food was undercooked, service was bad, no apologies even after giving feedback to the cashier.
50 Favourite book?
Im hoping it to be The Bible // None at the moment as I’m still catching up on my stack of pregnancy & parenthood books. But the last few non-preggy books I enjoyed were: Bringing Home the Birkin, Supernatural Childbirth (which motivated me when I was feeling very down during our trying stage) & God’s plan for pregnancy
51 Favourite movie?
Cinderella Man // Superman Returns, Pirates of the Carribean, The legend of 1900, In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express, Wall-E – there’s more!
52 Favourite artist writer?
53 Favourite actor?
Johnny Depp // J. Depp and Clive Owen
54 Favourite actress?
Charlize Theron // Milla Jovovich and Natalie Portman
55 Favourite record?
Maroon 5 // Eva Cassidy’s Songbird
56 Favourite Singer?
Jason Mraz , Michael Buble // Still those 2 + Eva Cassidy
57 Favourite Band?
Franz Ferdinand / Coldplay // Queen
58 Favourite lyrics?
Sunday Morning // Don’t really have one right now
59 Favourite TV show?
FRIENDS // Happy Endings, Shameless, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, Scrubs, HIMYM, Archer
60 Favourite newspaper?
ST // I get my news from the Internet
61 Favourite magazine?
vogue – esp. when its free // Monocle
62 Favourite flower?
big nice red roses // Hydrengeas, Vintage-looking bouquets & blooms,
63 Favourite animal?
Sam’s scoobie! // Doggies
64 Favourite country?
Vancouver! // Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco & Tokyo
65 Favourite steet (in your country)?
Orchard Rd // Still Orchard Road
66 Favourite street (overseas)
Federal Way // Too many!
67 Favourite sport?
roller blading // Tennis
68 Scariest movie?
The Ring // I’ve no guts to watch any scary movies these days
69 Funniest movie?
anything with Adam Sadler in it // too many!
70 Favourite leisure activity?
lazing around at home // coffee & people watching with the Bo.
71 Favourite public transport?
72 Favourite weather?
cool climate // Spring and the occassional snow
73 Dream honeymoon destination?
Europe! // Still Europe!
74 Computer you use?
HP // Mac
75 Wallpaper on your computer?
A birthday picture of me & my mom // Snow leopard
76 Screen saver on your computer?
none // ‘Dictionary’ word of the day
77 How many hours on the internet a day?
3 hours // 3 hours thereabouts
78 Favourite blog?
Jasmine’s & Sam’s // Jasmine, my BR except she blogs like once in 6 months now? Others I’ve grown to enjoy reading: Elphie’s, Yann’s, Amandina, Oh Joy, Bagaholicboy, and many many more.
79 Favourite news site?
MSN ? // Yahoo
80 Favourite site?
msn.com // Yahoo
81 First pet?
none // Still own none, co-owning 2 dogs from the husband’s
82 Favourite cartoon from childhood?
scooby doo // captain planet, looney tunes, inspector gadget, ducktales, gummy bears, care bears – I was quite the tv addict
83 Favourite toy from childhood?
play dough // play dough, a whiteboard to please ‘teacher, teacher’, a makeshift boat/car made from a huge storage box which I sat in on an almost daily basis.
84 What makes you smile?
love // and getting pleasantly surprised by my loved ones
85 What makes you cry?
having horrible misunderstandings with people dear to me
86 Which celebrity would you like to be?
Reese Witherspoon – happily married // None, I’m my own celebrity?
87 What colour would you be if you are a crayon?
88 If you can go back in time, which period would you want to be in?
The early 90s
89 If you can have your own business, what would you venture into?
F&B // Retail with a cafe
90 What TV program would you like to go on?
globetrekker // e!
91 How satisfied are you with your current situation?
not at all // 100oo1%
92 What would you rather be doing if you have a choice?
study full time and have enough savings to last me through // be the most awesome mom I can be, fantastic wife I can be and also run my own business to bring in some money to reward the family!
93 The most important thing that has happened in your life?
Getting baptised and having a closer bond with my mom // To add on, meeting my significant other which I used to wonder how I’d ever be able to know if he’s ‘the one’ & now, having this beautiful opportunity to experience being pregnant…
94 What do you think you’ll be doing 5 years down the road?
Happily engaged and re-located in the states for work – all in God’s will. // Hopefully be a mom to 2 kiddos and run my own successful business from home 🙂
95 Most desired now?
Good grades for the past 3 modules & to finally pass driving // a healthy, happy child and to be the best mom, wife & daughter I can be.
96 Biggest worry now?
my future // baby chungkin and the unpredictability of my thal. condition. But the Lord has been with us and I believe he will continue to be.
97 Most unforgettable incident?
too many // Getting re-acquainted with the Bo after 3 years of not being in contact, getting married and now…being pregnant!
98 New year resolution?
to achieve at least 5 out of the 10 items in the I set // To continue being contented with my life and that my loved ones will get their prayers answered.
99 Your motto in life?
Don’t live to regret // Live everyday to your best
100 Who do you want to answer “100 Things About Me” ?
Jasmine, Mabes, Donnar // Anyone whose willing to. Drop me a comment/link so that I can go read it too!
Read the original meme here: http://aboutnatasha.multiply.com/journal/item/21/100_things_about_this_geek